NBC was reeling heading into Thursday’s town hall with President Trump, under widespread criticism for scheduling it at the same time as ABC’s town hall with Democratic opponent Joe Biden. NBC was accused of rewarding Trump for rejecting the debate commission’s plan to do the second debate virtually. That was quickly forgotten when the president sat opposite Guthrie, who questioned him specifically on when he last tested positive for COVID-19 (he said he didn’t remember), whether he had pneumonia (didn’t say) and his personal finances.
The Today anchor announced Tuesday night via Instagram that she would be broadcasting from home beginning Wednesday. Hoda Kotb will still be live from Studio 1A. “I’m staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose,” Guthrie posted.
Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday called in to the Today show to reveal that her absence this week is due to an eye injury. The morning show co-anchor explained that the injury came while playing with her 2-year-old son, Charley.
The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the first hour, where he’ll be joined by Savannah Guthrie of Today show and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The second hour will feature MSNBC opinion host Rachel Maddow and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd.
NBC’s morning TV franchise has become adept at leveraging the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games. Every two years viewers can count on emotional athletes and their families and friends stopping by the remote set of the program on the Olympics site to share the glory. There is more on the line than usual this year due to a wrenching change Today went through Nov. 28, when longtime co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired over his alleged sexually inappropriate behavior with an employee.
Five TV broadcasters — Savannah Guthrie, Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, Bret Baier and Gayle King — swap stories about when guests lie to your face, Megyn Kelly joins your network and the importance of accurate reporting: “I’m not sure there always are two sides to every story.”
After the dramatic departure of Tamron Hall from Today, TV insiders are buzzing that Megyn Kelly could next unseat Savannah Guthrie as the star co-anchor with Matt Lauer. Multiple sources say that Kelly is likely to take the lead role with Lauer when she starts in September. Guthrie, who recently signed a new long-term deal with Today, could be bumped to another role or even take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot
NEW YORK (AP) — ‘Today’ show co-host Savannah Guthrie has given birth to her second child, a boy. Guthrie’s co-host Matt Lauer made the announcement on the air Friday morning. Lauer says Charles Max Feldman was born at 8:59 a.m. Thursday and weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Charley, as he will […]
Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has signed a new multi-year deal to extend her stay at Today for multiple years. There is some speculation her new contract puts her paycheck closer to that of the $20 million a year her co-host Matt Lauer is getting in his new deal.
Savannah Guthrie of the Today show, who is 44, announced yesterday that she was pregnant with her second child and will not go to Rio de Janeiro this summer for Olympics coverage because of concern over the Zika virus. The network said she is one of a “small handful” of NBC employees who will forego the trip, but did not specify what it meant by a “small handful.” Guthrie is the first employee to drop out of the trip to identify herself publicly.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” host Savannah Guthrie has a new daughter. Vale Guthrie Feldman was born Wednesday morning, weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces. The “Today” anchor gave birth at a New York hospital with husband Mike Feldman by her side. The big news was delivered by Guthrie’s co-anchor Matt Lauer on Thursday’s […]
NBC will use Savannah Guthrie’s maternity leave from Today as an opportunity to give other members of its morning-show team a turn at co-hosting the program’s first two hours.
Guthrie has co-hosted the four-hour Today show’s 9 a.m. hour for the past year. But the 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. stretch with Matt Lauer is the main event, where it directly competes with morning news shows on ABC and CBS.
Beginning Monday, Savannah Guthrie moves from the NBC morning program’s third hour to co-host with Matt Lauer following Ann Curry’s ouster yesterday. The turnover comes as NBC’s profitable morning show faces its most serious ratings challenge from ABC’s Good Morning America since the mid-1990s.